The project consists of bringing new life into an old sawing machine with a deprecated controller, even more so, the machine had its own mind and could only be controlled by one person who knew the peculiarities of this machine.

We’ve built an entire new casing around a new PLC with the latest drive controllers. The dipswitches have been replaced by a touch-sensitive HMI screen (KTP 700) which gives an operator an easy way to set-up the sawing machine. We went even further by replacing some of the hydraulic cylinders by pneumatic cylinders, allowing for a smoother operation. As a front-end we’ve designed and laster-cut a brand new aluminium plate with the same imagery as before, allowing for a seamless transition to the new system.


Used Hardware

  • KTP 700 HMI Touchpanel
  • Siemend ET200S PLC